If you are thinking about returning to college to complete your undergraduate degree or earn your master’s degree, consider the benefits that an advanced degree can offer:
At many companies, management positions are reserved for those with advanced degrees. An undergraduate or graduate degree can open the doors to career advancement or a new career.
Going back to school will give you a chance to make new connections in your field or in a new industry into which you are aiming to transition. And, if you choose to take courses online, networking is further empowered through online connections and social networking.
Learning new skills and gaining knowledge will make you more marketable and appealing to future employers.
According to the latest earnings report prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau, a person with only a high school diploma earns $621 per week, about $30,000 per year. A person with a bachelor’s degree, however, earns an average of $57,000 per year and $74,000 with master’s degree.